After a workplace injury, it is important to seek workers’ compensation as soon as possible. Medical bills for treatment may be expensive, and you could be out of work for weeks, months, or even years. We have helped countless clients achieve favorable outcomes in workers’ comp cases, and will diligently represent you every step of the way.
Workers’ Comp Benefits in California
Under the California Labor Code Section 3700, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for if they have one or more employees. Failure to do so is a criminal offense, punishable by $10,000 and up to a year in jail. If you are injured on the job, you need to notify your employer as soon as possible. It is also important to gather evidence, such as pictures of the scene, witness statements, and other documentation, to support your claim.
You may be able to receive a settlement for various damages, such as:
- Past, present, and future expected medical bills
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
- Loss of wages
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Other injury-related costs
Workers’ Comp Does Not Cover Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress. You will not be able to receive a settlement for these damages in a workers’ comp case. You will only be eligible for economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages.
Injured at work? Don’t let the medical bills overwhelm you. Call the Law Offices of Wax & Wax today at (818) 946-0608 to receive a free initial consultation. Our Glendale attorneys will analyze your situation, determine how much compensation you may be able to receive, and represent you tenaciously from start to finish.